In 1988 Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner’s daughter, released her book “Detour, A Hollywood Story”.
She tells openly about how it was to grow up in a household with Lana Turner.
The many moves, divorces, her being raped by Lex Barker, her killing of Johnny Stompanato, she tells about it very honestly.
It must have been difficult to write about all of that, but I think it was her way of healing herself.
In the last part of the book you can also read that, after Lana had given up alcohol, she became a different person and Cheryl and she finally got the chance to express what they had felt all those years and what they meant in certain situations.
So if you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. There are many copies fo be found on Ebay.
Cliff Jahr was an Entertainment writer.
Hardcover: 334 pages – 1 Jan. 1988
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
Paperback: 1 Jan. 1989
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Here are some pictures from the different versions of the book:
1976 – The Films Of Lana Turner by Lou Valentino
1982 – Lana The Lady, The Legend, The Truth – Biography by Lana Turner
1982 – Always Lana by Taylor Pero
1988 – Detour, A Hollywood Story by Cheryl Crane with Cliff Jahr
1996 – The Private Diary Of My Life With Lana by Eric Root
2008 – Lana: The Memories, The Myths, The Movies by Cheryl Crane & Cindy De La Hoz